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Boyhood Studies

An Interdisciplinary Journal

Aims & Scope

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Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal is a peer-reviewed journal providing a forum for the discussion of boyhood, young masculinities, and boys’ lives by exploring the full scale of intricacies, challenges, and legacies that inform male and masculine developments. Boyhood Studies is committed to a critical and international scope and solicits both articles and special issue proposals from a variety of research fields including, but not limited to, the social and psychological sciences, historical and cultural studies, philosophy, and social, legal, and health studies.

One of the core missions of the journal is to initiate conversation across disciplines, research angles, and intellectual viewpoints. Both theoretical and empirical contributions fit the journal’s scope with critical literature reviews and review essays also welcomed. Possible topics include boyish and tomboyish genders; boys and schooling; boys and (post)feminisms; the folklore, mythology, and poetics of “male development”; son-parent and male student-teacher relations; young masculinities in the digital and postdigital ages; young sexualities; as well as representations of boyhoods across temporalities, geographies, and cultures.

Subjects: Gender Studies, Childhood and Youth Studies, Education, Social Sciences, Cultural Studies

Current Issue

Volume 11, Issue 1, Spring 2018

Diederik F. Janssen


Becoming a Gentleman: Adolescence, Chivalry, and Turn-of-the-Century Youth Movements
Kent Baxter

The Concept of Sentimental Boyhood: The Emotional Education of Boys in Mexico during the Early Porfiriato, 1876–1884
Carlos Zúñiga Nieto

“Be Prepared!” (But Not Too Prepared): Scouting, Soldiering, and Boys’ Roles in World War I
Lucy Andrew

Social Representations of Masculinity in Mexican Youth’s Creative Narratives
Robyn Singleton, Jacqueline Carter, Tatianna Alencar, Alicia Piñeirúa-Menéndez, and Kate Winskell

Book Reviews

Wooden Man: Coetzee or the Possibility of Differend as Ethics
Teresa Joaquim

Young Delinquency as a Social Product in an Age of Correction: The Chicago School’s Struggle to Humanize Transgression
Shane Blackman

Understanding and Healing Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Shane Harrison

Training Bodies, Training Minds? Interrogating the Configured and Configuring of Masculinities in PE
Michael Kehler

Coming of Age in the Elder State
J. Cammaert Raval

Crossing Borders with the Boy Detective
Christopher Pittard

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